Have you seen people on Twitch that have a custom name for their bot. For example in Ninjas stream his bot might be called “Ninja Bot”. This is fun and original for your viewers. It also allows you to keep everything on your stream in line with your branding.
In this article I am going to show you how to give your bot a custom name while using the Streamlabs Cloudbot.
Let’s jump in and get started.
How To Give Your Twitch Bot A Custom Name
There are two steps to creating a custom bot. First we need to create a new bot account on twitch and then we need to link it to our Streamlabs account. You will need to have Streamlabs Prime for this feature to work.
Step 1 – Create A New Twitch Account
The first thing we need to do is create an account for our bot. This is a completely new Twitch account. The name of your account will be the name of the bot, so make sure to name it correctly.
- Go to Twitch.tv and click on Sign Up in the top right hand corner
- Fill in all the information required by Twitch. You can actually have multiple accounts on Twitch under the same email address.
Once you click the sign up button you will have a brand new account on Twitch that we can use as our bot.
Step 2 – Add The Bot Account To Streamlabs
The second step gets a little tricky as we are dealing with two Twitch accounts.
- Login to your streamlabs.com dashboard with your main Streaming Twitch account and leave this tab open.
- Go to Twitch.tv separately and log out of your main Twitch account then log in to Twitch with the bot account.
- In your Streamlabs Dashboard navigate to Cloudbot on the left hand side –> Name
- Now we need to add the account that we created for our bot. Click on the small “Click here to add” text. You will then be directed to twitch to authorize your bot account. Make sure that you are authorizing your bot account rather than your main Twitch account.
- In the Name section you will now see that your bot has been added
- Next head over to your channels chat by going to your profile picture in the top right off Twitch –> Creator Dashboard
- In the chat box type /mod [yourbotname]. This will ensure that your bot can interact with your chat on Twitch
Your bot should now be set up with a custom name and any bot posts in your chat will come from the new bot name like the image below.
That’s all there is to it. Hopefully your viewers enjoy this new addition to your stream and appreciate the customization efforts you have went to.
Troubleshooting Your Bot
If your bot name still isn’t showing as the new account you created there is a few steps you can try.
Launch The Alert Box
- In the Cloudbot –> Name Section once you have added your new bot account click on the open Alert Box button.
- Then click on the launch button to the right of “Click to See widget URL”. Once you have this launched go back to your chat and test the bot again. It should now be working.
Mod Your Bot
If it still isn’t working after testing the above method the most likely issue is you have not modded your bot. Go into your chat and type /mod [botname]. [botname] should be replaced with the name of the account you created earlier.
Once your bot is modded the messages in chat should start coming from your bot account rather than Streamlabs.
Now you have a custom bot in your chat. Pretty cool! You can stand out from other creators in your space by adding small extra features like this one. Enjoy streaming and shocking your viewers with a bot named after you 😉
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